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    Samuel Pearson, farmer; P. O. Tippecanoe City; is a representative of that branch of the Pearson family who can trace their ancestry to the landing of the Mayflower, three brothers coming on that vessel, one going to South Carolina, one stopping in New Jersey, the other in Pennsylvania. Samuel is a descendant of the South Carolina branch, and was born in 1820, within a half-mile of where he now lives. His parents, Enoch and Rosanah Pearson, were the parents of twelve children, six of whom are now living, Samuel, Margery Mahala, Ruth, Hirzah, Pemberton and Enoch. All live in this county except Mahala and Ruth. Samuel was married to Miss Sarah Enyeart, Oct. 28, 1849; they are the parents of three sons; Silas G., Leroy and Webster. Silas was married to Miss Matilda B. Patterson. Mr. Pearson is comfortably located on a nice farm of 60 acres, is a member of the Christian Church, an ardent temperance man, a good Republican, and also a member of Tippecanoe Lodge, A.F.& A.M. and Franklin Chapter, No. 24 R.A.M. He is well acquainted with all the facts and incidents detailed in full in this history.


    Miss Mary Pearson, Tippecanoe City. Miss Mary Pearson is a daughter of Benjamin and Ruth Pearson; they were among the first settlers, Samuel, the father of Benjamin, coming to Monroe Township in 1804 , he was born Aug. 27, 1796, and his wife, Ruth Pegg, Dec. 9, 1795; he died May 26, 1875, and his wife in June of the same year they were, at that time, the oldest living couple in the township, and, during their long wedded life, were separated only five weeks hand in hand, they journeyed down the hillside of life, always loving and encouraging each other; they reared a family of four children-Sarah, Esther, Valentine and Mary; the two latter are still living. Mary is the owner of the home farm, which she has rightly named "Wilderness Home;" she has reared from infancy, her sister Sarah's only daughter; she is an intelligent lady, and, in her neighborhood, there are none more universally respected than Mary Byrkett; she was born in 1856. Miss Pearson lives very comfortably, and the home she loves is hers by birthright; she is an estimable lady, and we are glad to give her the place she deserves in the biography of her township. Benjamin Pearson was a native of South Carolina, and his wife's grandfather was one of the first settlers in that State, coming as early as 1680. There are few families that can trace their genealogy further back than those of the Pearson name.


    John M. Pearson, apiarist; P. O. Troy; the eldest son of Rachel (Moore) and Aaron Pearson, was born Oct. 21, 1831; he had three brothers and one sister, George W., Eli W., Christopher C. and Sarah A.; John., Eli and Christopher are yet living; George was for eight years a soldier in the United States Regular Army, and fought during the war of the rebellion, and was in several of the hardest- fought battles of the war; he died in December, 1872, and his name is recorded among those of our gallant soldiers who defended the cause they loved. John's parents came from South Carolina in 1804 and settled near where Frederickstown now stands. John M. was married to Miss Harriet Russell Feb. 19, 1857; she was a daughter of Tamar and Isaac Russell, and was born March 16, 1835; they have no children. John M. Pearson purchased the farm upon which he now resides in 1873; it is in a high

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